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Food security and sustainable agriculture – Horizon 2020 information day


The European Commission is holding an information day on the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 – Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the Bioeconomy – on Friday 21 November 2014 in Brussels. This will be an opportunity to hear more about the content and focus of the upcoming…

H2020 info and brokerage event on Key Enabling Technologies


As the 2015 calls for proposals under Horizon 2020 are launched or preparing to be launched, the European Commission organises a range of information days for prospective applicants to learn about the priorities for the calls and to meet potential consortia partners. The latest event we’ve heard about is on Key Enabling Technologies (NMBP) and it will…

Information Day for Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge: Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials


The  European Commision is holding an Information Day in Brussels on Monday 17th November for anyone interested in applying to the 2015 calls under Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5: Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials. The event will present the calls under Societal Challenge 5 and give some guidance on the preparation and application procedures.…

Alona Welby

Come along to the first ECR Forum of this academic year. It is open to anyone at Northumbria in the the early stages of a research career. The Forum will be a very informal drinks reception and an opportunity to meet the ECR working group and hear more about plans for ECR activities and support for this year. We hope to see you from 4-6pm in the Great Hall in the Sutherland Building on Wednesday 15th October. Please let Kerri Jude know if you plan to attend.

“Europe in a Changing World” Societal Challenge update

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The revised 2015 work programme for the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge “Europe in a Changing World: Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies” is now available. Although social sciences and humanities research is meant to be “mainstreamed” in Horizon 2020, this is the part of the programme where there is most obvious scope for SSH involvement. The new…

Alona Welby

A new Horizon 2020 pilot programme has been launched. The Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) programme will fund close to market, business driven projects in any area included in Horizon 2020. Consortia must have between 3-5 members established in at least three countries. High impact proposals will receive funding of 1-2 million euro. A call for proposals will open in January 2015 with three cut-off dates in 2015-16.

Alona Welby

Thanks to UKRO, we have the link to an interesting presentation by the newly appointed ERC President, Prof Jean-Pierre Bourgignon. The slides present statistics on the development of the ERC, the number of researchers funded and the success rates. It is worth noting that the UK has received the most grants and UK universities are high on the list of funded institutions.